Community theatre calls for volunteers and reviewers

Graham Robson July 30, 2016

The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne is calling for volunteers and people to review their shows.

Royal Hippodrome Theatre
Royal Hippodrome Theatre

The theatre is run by a community interest company, all of the front of house staff are volunteers who have a love of theatre and a love for the Royal Hippodrome Theatre as a venue.

With such a varied programme and an increase in the number of shows coming to the theatre in the upcoming months, including 47 performances of David Walliams’ First Hippo on the Moon in December, the CIC is recruiting further volunteers to join the team.

Darren Weir
Darren Weir

Darren Weir, the theatre’s Community Engagement Director, said: “Volunteering at the Hippodrome is a great way of giving something back to the community.  There is a great feeling of friendship at the theatre and this positive energy is felt by our patrons who have repeatedly reported positively on the friendliness of the people who work at the theatre.  We have volunteers from ages 18 to 70 and everyone gets on so well.  So we appeal to anyone with spare time on their hands to come forward and volunteer”. 

The Hippodrome is also appealing to everyone who just loves theatre and who writes reviews and blogs on shows in Eastbourne.

Darren said: “We often have difficulty in getting established reviewers to come to the venue to write reviews and with so many good shows and names coming to the theatre, they’re missing out on a trick.  We would like to hear from anyone who enjoys theatre and also would like to review our shows to get in touch.  We would particularly like to hear from arts students or journalism students who would like to add to their portfolios and also people who come from other areas of Sussex”. 

If you are interested in either volunteering or reviewing, email:

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